January 22, 2020

Just over a year ago I wrote an article titled, Donald Trump is No Saint. The article was in response to a letter sent to me. The premise of the letter was that since God has used “very flawed” persons throughout the Bible, perhaps, he could use such today (i.e., Trump). I responded by noting that “very flawed” was not a proper designation for Noah, Moses, and Paul (some of the persons the letter characterized as used by God and… Read more

January 8, 2020

Doubt has a stubborn power, as the Bible itself reveals. Out of my own experience with doubt, I have reached a few conclusions. Read more

December 19, 2019

Is our current president an “instrument of righteousness”? The primary problem with this question is that it misunderstands what righteousness is, biblically speaking. Righteousness, in scripture, is intimately tied to God’s covenantal faithfulness. Read more

October 21, 2019

In 1989, shockingly, not just the Berlin Wall but the entire system of communism began to collapse. In the three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, historians have had a field day analyzing what prompted a revolution no one had predicted.  Read more

October 10, 2019

By Matthew Myer Boulton At the very outset of the New Testament, Jesus’ public teaching begins in earnest with the Sermon on the Mount, the lovely “Blessed are the poor in spirit…” (Matthew 5:3). But some twenty chapters later, after countless parables and maxims, healings and disputes, Jesus gathers his disciples for one more session, one last lesson before he turns toward the cross. The moment demands a closing summary, an iconic “what’s-it-all-about” distillation of his teaching, a final argument… Read more

September 18, 2019

The death of Jarrid Wilson, a pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in California, makes clear once again that Christians are not immune to mental health difficulties; and clergypersons and their spouses are significantly more susceptible to depression and anxiety that the normal population. Read more

August 28, 2019

The short answer is nothing definitive is said about tattoos in the Bible. Scripture makes no specific reference to tattoos as we understand them in modern times. Read more

August 28, 2019

Christians have been reading and reciting the Bible for as long as it has existed. The teachings found within its pages form the bedrock of Christianity. That said, certain beliefs have wormed their way into Christianity that are not found in the Bible despite the fact that many Christians believe they are upheld by the Good Book. Here are seven common Christian beliefs that are not in the Bible. Satan Was Once Lucifer The fall of Satan from heaven has… Read more

August 28, 2019

Is it OK for us believers to drink socially, or is it a sin? Read more

August 23, 2019

After 30 years of Harvest Crusades in Southern California, there are a few things I look back on and smile. Read more

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